2016 Winner Terlingua Chili Cook Off

2016 Winner Terlingua Chili Cook Off

Back in the 60s it was understood that the finest chili cook in all of Texas was Wick Fowler.

To chisel that assertion into stone, a group of chili lovers calling themselves ‘Chili Appreciation Society International’, led by Dallas newsman Frank X. Tolbert, issued a challenge to one H. Allen Smith, a New York-based funnyman who had written an inflammatory article titled “Nobody Knows More About Chili Than I Do” Continue Reading

Fiesta Is the Best Party In Texas

Fiesta Is the Best Party In Texas

We’ve always marveled over the ‘Keep San Antonio’ lame tee shirts that plenty people in south Texas like to wear. There’s nothing lame about San Antonio. The city has the richest history in all of Texas; the Mexican food is without parallel in USA, and Doug Sahm, the greatest Texas musician of all time came up on the city’s streets. Continue Reading

Chef Cariño Cortez In Her San Antonio Restaurant Viva Villa Taquería

Chef Cariño Cortez In Her San Antonio Restaurant Viva Villa Taquería

On a recent trip through south Texas we spent a long day in San Antonio on the trail of the last chili queen. We ranged across town stopping into diners, cafes and taquerias to see if we could find a woman on the range with a big kettle of chili burbling and a crowd of customers hunched over bowls of Texas Red. Continue Reading